Hearts and Partick Thistle could be 'hammered' by SFA, Celtic told to ask for £30m for star player wanted by Milan, chairmen fear 'disintegration' of Scottish football - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Friday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Hampden Park. Picture: SNS
Hampden Park. Picture: SNS

Hearts have a chance in court

Sports lawyer David Winnie feels Hearts have a chance of overturning their relegation in court. Hearts and Partick Thistle lodged a petition at the Court of Session on Wednesday, with the Scottish Professional Football League having seven days to respond. (The Scotsman)

Hearts, Thistle could face SFA wrap

Hearts and Partick Thistle could find themselves hammered by the SFA over their legal bid against the SPFL. Compliance officer Clare Whyte is looking into the matter with SFA rules stating that members clubs can not have legal disputes with other members unless permission is first sought with the governing body. (Daily Record)

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Legal bid could ‘blow apart’ Scottish football

SPFL chairmen are concerned the bid by Hearts and Partick Thistle to block promotion could lead to the “disintegration” of Scottish football. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic should ask for £30m for Ajer

Former Celtic star Vidar Riseth insists interest from Milan in defender Kristoffer Ajer is real and that the Parkhead side should ask for as much as £30million for the highly-rated Norwegian. (Daily Record)

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Ex-Celtic star calls for racial equality

Former Celtic defender Paul Elliott is urging clubs and governing bodies to "step up" and increase the level of ethnic minority representation at the top of their organisations. (The Scotsman)

Aberdeen players agree wage cut

Aberdeen players and staff are understood to have agreed a 20 per cent wage cut. Dons chairman Dave Cormack recently estimated that the Scottish Premiership side faced a £9 million hole in their income. (The Scotsman)

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Doncaster lands new post

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and former Partick Thistle winger Bobby Barnes are among six new appointments to the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB). (The Scotsman)

Tait moves to St Mirren

St Mirren have completed the signing of former Motherwell defender Richard Tait on a two-year deal. (Scottish Sun)

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Davidson not fazed

Callum Davidson insists he’s not fazed by the task of replacing Tommy Wright as the manager of St Johnstone. (Scottish Sun)

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